Thursday, October 29, 2009

Never too old for a nap

I was reading through my friend Shelly's blog the other day as she was describing her distress over her young children and their decision to do away with nap time.  That really is one of the worst days ever.  I remember vividly the days that each of my children did that to me.  Oh the horror!

I don't have babies anymore, not even a toddler or two.  What I do have is two very bored young boys who should be in school, but because of the blasted year round schedule, they are here with me.

I got to thinking about naps today.  I really want one.  But there's more to it than that.

I commented on Shelly's blog (sorry, it's a private blog or I would link you to it!) that even though my little ones had decided that they had outgrown their naps, I still had them take a half an hour of 'quiet time' in their rooms every day after lunch- all the way until they started Kindergarten.

It was heaven.  A lot of the time, they would fall asleep anyway.   Silly kids.

Today as the boys were fussing and fighting over who's turn it was to be on the computer, a light bulb went off in my little head.

"Boys", I announced.  "After lunch, we are going to set the timer and have some quiet time.  We'll each go to our rooms and do something quiet for half an hour."

I will admit that it wasn't greeted with as much enthusiasm as I was hoping for, but after lunch, they each went off to their rooms and the timer was set.  

I am blogging during my quiet time.  Isn't that great?  The boys are in their rooms, reading and playing quietly.  It's a beautiful thing.

The timer goes off in less than 2 minutes (shhh!  don't tell them!), but it sure was wonderful while it lasted!

Happy Thursday!


  1. Thats cute, glad you got some alone time. You are right, alone time is a beautiful thing. Wonder how well that will go over with my kids...

  2. You know UT county doesn't have year round . . . maybe you should come be my neighbor again ;)

  3. I love it! After reading your comment on my blog, I totally plan to keep this "quiet time" thing going until my kids start school!